Old ve­hi­cles may not be al­lowed to ply in city

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LUC­KNOW: District mag­is­trate Kaushal Raj Sharma on Tues­day said diesel and petrol ve­hi­cles that are over 10 and 15 years old, re­spec­tively, may soon be banned from ply­ing in city lim­its. Chair­ing a meet­ing on the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing air qual­ity in the city, Sharma di­rected the re­gional trans­port au­thor­ity (RTA) to im­ple­ment the plan af­ter a month and that too if the air qual­ity de­te­ri­o­rates fur­ther. “RTA has been di­rected to con­vey the same to ve­hi­cle own­ers so that they may make up their mind be­fore­hand,” said Sharma, while talk­ing to HT.

LUC­KNOW: District mag­is­trate Kaushal Raj Sharma on Tues­day said diesel and petrol ve­hi­cles that are over 10 and 15 years old, re­spec­tively, may soon be banned from ply­ing in city lim­its.

Chair­ing a meet­ing on the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing air qual­ity in the city, Sharma di­rected the Re­gional Trans­port Au­thor­ity (RTA) to im­ple­ment the plan af­ter a month and that too if the air qual­ity de­te­ri­o­rates fur­ther.

“RTA has been di­rected to con­vey the same to ve­hi­cle own­ers so that they may make up their mind be­fore­hand. The new sys­tem would be in place only if the air qual­ity in the state cap­i­tal de­te­ri­o­rates fur­ther,” said Sharma, while talk­ing to HT.

Be­sides, Sharma said ve­hi­cles found fer­ry­ing with­out proper

THE NEW SYS­TEM WOULD BE IN PLACE ONLY IF THE AIR QUAL­ITY IN THE STATE CAP­I­TAL DE­TE­RI­O­RATES FUR­THER

pol­lu­tion cer­tifi­cate would be seized im­me­di­ately. 14 gov­ern­ment de­part­ments were present at the meet­ing. At present, the city has around 26,793 diesel ve­hi­cles that are more than 10 years old. Of these 863 ve­hi­cles are com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles.

Other than ve­hi­cles, the district mag­is­trate also fixed a time limit for op­er­a­tion of hot mix plants. He di­rected LDA, Na­gar Nigam and PWD to take suit­able ac­tion, ac­cord­ingly. He also di­rected the de­part­ments to en­sure that the plants do not func­tion be­tween De­cem­ber and Jan­uary.

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